Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Next Steps

First of all...we are definately going forward with adopting the girl about which we got the call!! We are so excited and wish we could buy plane tickets immediately!

Now, and before I post more details, I am considering whether to make this Blog private. You would all, of course, be welcome to read it. I am just considering making it password protected so that I feel more comfortable about posting pictures, her name, details about the process and our trip, etc. I guess I feel like I will be putting a lot of personal identifying information out there, so I don't want that to be abused or the procedure to be compromised in any way.

That is why I have been hesistent to post too much on here lately. But, the purpose of the Blog is to keep everyone up to date and informed and journal a lot of the experience. Especially when we travel, we want to be able to post pictures and notes frequently. I know I have loved experiencing other families' blogs especially through the travel. The best part of this all is when the family is finally together!

In the meantime, here is our quick update. We said YES to our little girl (her name starts with a K). Now we wait for some final approval and wait for approximate travel dates. We also have to get our fingerprints done again because they are expiring soon. We sent in a request for re-fingerprinting to Homeland Security last week and hope to get a new appointment very soon!

10 comments:

kelly said...

Very exciting! Now it's hurry up and wait :-) Congrats on accepting K, I can't wait to hear more details and see pictures from your journey to Poland!! I completely understand making your blog private & I want to keep reading...

James and Melanie said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see her! Your experience is making me more anxious! I'll be looking forward to reading more and I plan to take good notes of your trip!

sarah said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are very excited for you and wish you speedy travels. We are in Warsaw now picking up our 9 year old, so our experiences may be different, but we'd be happy to share what we have learned thus far. :)

Debbie said...

Congratulations you guys! How excited you both must feel. I know we were when we made our decision to accept K & B. I hope you'll allow us to continue following your story and share in your joy!

Debbie

Jessi said...

It will be soon I am sure! How wonderful!

Jessi

TNjoy said...

Congratulations!! This is such an exciting journey. I have a Polish heritage and am so happy to hear you are adopting from Poland.

Congratulations again and thanks for sharing your progress with all of us "lurkers".

Alicia

THE SCHAEFERS said...

Congratulations! Waiting for the travel dates was harder for us than waiting for the referral. We will be praying for quick travel and a smooth paperwork process getting all your updated documents. We would love to still follow. My email is mschaefer8@comcast.net if you do not still have it.

Megan

Cherie said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl, K! I am looking forward to reading about your journey or just watching for updates on the adoption forum. Please feel free to PM me with any questions about Warsaw. Our son was at an orphanage there and we stayed the entire time. Have fun planning - now it really gets crazy! :)

Leah (devildogwife from adoption.com) said...

Congrats! So happy for you.

Speh travel 2007 said...

Congratulations. We are also adopting from Poland. We received a referral this week that we are thinking about. Maybe we will end up in Poland at the same time... If you make your blog private, I would really like to be invited so I can continue to follow your progress. We are in the DC area, but my family is from Fairfield, NE and Omaha as well!